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FATAL BOAT ACCIDENT AT CHESTER.

- RIOTS IN THE ISLE OF WIGHT.

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THE EDUCATION QUESTION. 1

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THE EDUCATION QUESTION. A public meeting was held on Tuesday nigh\ in St. James's Hall, London, of Nonconformists, in opposition to sectarian teaching at the cost of the State. Mr.McArthur M.P., presided overa small meet- ing, which, he said, consisted of Nonconformists who are not connected with the Birmingham League or the Manchester Union. The feeling of the meeting was favourable to the principle in the Government Bill which proposes to leave existing denominational schools undisturbed; but strongly insisted that re- ligious teaching in new rate-aided schools shall be undenominational and unsectarian, and that educa- tion ought to be rendered compulsory. Resolutions were passed, affirming that so long as any classes may be required to pay rates for teaching religious tenets from which they dissent, the Government Bill cannot have the approval of Nonconformists; the second, that the meeting, while not urging the withdrawal of the grants received by existing de- nominational schools, deprecated any extension of the system, and approves of the application of a time-table conscience clause to those schools, and also the abolition of inquiries on the part of Govern- ment inspectors into religious teaching given to them; and, third, that the difficulties in the ease of rate-aided schools may be met by prohibiting the use therein of religious catechisms or formulas, the prohibition not to apply to the use of the Holy Scriptures, but such use to be under the regulation 3f a time-table conscience clause. The speakers included Mr. Henry Richard, M.P., the Rev. A. Hannay, Mr. Illingworth, M.P., and the Rev. C. H. Spurgeon. ——

THE I-ENIAN "GENERAL."

THE HALFPENNY POSTAGE.'

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A VICAR FINED FOR AN ASSAULT.

BABY FARMING EXTRAORDINARY,

A NEWSPAPER LIBEL CASE.

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THE MERTHYR POST OFFICE

¡LOCAL RAILWAY TIME TABLES.…

GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY.

THE MEN IN WOMEN'S CLOTHES.